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MLP233 - Criminal Law and Procedure

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:(Not available to Bachelor of Laws students)
Unit chair:

M Bagaric

Prerequisite:Nil
Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: MLL214 and MLL218
Contact hours: 3 x 1 hour classes per week
Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

Topics include: the nature and purpose of criminal law; sources of criminal law (common law and codes jurisdictions); classifications of offences; elements of criminal liability; participants in criminal activity; homicide; assault; property offences including 'white collar' crime; attempt; defences; criminal investigations (prosecution and defence); the roles of the DPP, NCA and Crown Solicitor; bail; summary proceedings; preliminary examination into indictable offences; trial of indictable offences; rules of evidence; sentencing; appeal.

Assessment

Written Assignment (Essay) 3000 words 40%, Examination 2 hours 60%

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